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to the midterm elections. did in the second congressional district of virginia is in the far southeast corner of the state. it takes in virginia beach, the largest city in virginia, and parts of norfolk and hampton and an area known as the eastern shore, primarily farmer -- farming and tourism. it has some manufacturing but the dominant industries of the united states navy and tourism. the oceanfront is a very vibrant tourism industry. that is a source of income. the u.s. navy and related enterprises is its largest business, i would say. probably for this reason, this particularly congressional race is of high race -- high interest to republicans and democrats. republicans tried to keep him in office and they were not successful. since his election, he has been subject to a steady stream of blogs, e-mails, reaching out to the public and the blasting almost everything that he does. because he is a freshman, legislative expert will tell you the best time to unseat an incumbent is during the first term. they have not establish themselves in. they see him as vulnerable. the republicans want to ta
here in northern virginia, and i want to acknowledge them. first of all, congressman jim moran, who's been doing great work for a very long time. [ applause ] congressman gerry connolly has been doing terrific work here locally and now on capitol hill. we've got sharon bulova, who is the chairwoman of the fairfax county board of commissioners. [ applause ] we've also got a couple of small business owners, because one of the things i want to talk about is how we can grow the economy and get people back to work, and so who better to hear from than a couple of small business owners. don't worry, i'm not going to call on you, but i'm just glad you're here. first of all, we've got cherrelle hurt, who is the owner of as we grow learning center. hey, cherrelle. thanks for being here. [ applause ] and larry poltavtsev -- did i say that right, larry? -- who is the c.e.o. of target labs, inc. and so we're glad that you guys could join us. now, i'm only going to say a few things at the top. i want to talk a little bit about why i decided to run for president in the first place, back in 2007-20
the sound of the black hawk helicopter coming to land at the virginia detention center to take away. but it did not happen. i think a have a couple of additional points to make. number one, the key to doing this in the civilian system is the classified information procedures act. formerly of the eastern district of virginia and some other places as well, they think there is a well-settled practical application that permits the straws to occur in the civilian judicial system. -- permits these trials to occur in the civilian judicial stamsy. the manner in which we have done this has been developed through espionage cases and terrorism cases. you get clear defense council, like ed mcmahon here, a terrorism defendant who has no clearance, and it is unlike a typical the spinoff case and get access to classified material. finally, i would add that cps should be applied flexibly to prevent the trial of these kinds of cases. in the moussaoui case, that came to be applied in permitting substitute testimony for helvellyn -- held enemy combatants abroad. that was allowed to be submitted to the
of that death of senator byrd in virginia, regarded as a giant in american history. he served our government for nearly a quarter of its history. a daunting task, one that pales in comparison to the challenges which you see. i'm pleased to have the opportunity to visit would briefly here today. it allows me -- back in july, when the announcement was made, amidst the dozens of calls of congratulations and well wishes, at the chance to have a conversation with a friend and former colleague by the name of robert ferguson, a marine currently serving as the cabinet secretary for the west virginia department of administration, a man who is extremely active in veterans' issues throughout the state of west virginia. during our brief conversation, he sent me a simple figured, 32. the marines they had died in that calendar year. it is more troubling given the high numbers of the best ever used. talk to me about the men -- the mental and behavioral challenges facing the men and women in your command as they return from defending our country in places like iraq and afghanistan, and also the distress --
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